Condolences, April 18, 2007

I am deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy. My heart goes out to the VT community and families. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Nicolas M.

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Manchester, New Hampshire • #15297

My thoughts are with all of those who lost their life to this senseless crime.

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Chicago, IL • #15298

Dear Virginia Tech students, faculty, and friends and families of this horrible tragedy:

Please know that every one of you are in my heart and prayers.

May God give you the comfort and peace of mind that only He can give.

Also, please know that you are not alone.  You have many friends from all over the world that care about you.

Connie

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Salt Rock, WV • #15299

To all at Virginia Tech, Staff, Classmates, and Families. I am so sorry for your loss and indeed feel your pain.
Shiloh Temple phillips in Minneapolis,MN wants you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with His comforting Grace and abundant Peace.
Our Church is and will continue to pray for each of you in this very difficult time.
With much love and concern
Pastor Joseph & Donna Carter (Senior Pastors)

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Minneapolis, Minnesota • #15300

I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in such a terrible tragedy.It’s truly sad for the world to see the loss of so many innocent people, many of whom never really had much of start on life.We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.From this our love will grow as we become unified and remain strong in heart.Peace to you all and God Bless.

Kevin,Sherry and Shauny Willis

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Taipei,Taiwan • #15301

I am so sorry for your recent tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you and your friends and families.  May God’s strength help see you through this difficult time.
Such a great loss for the world.
Sincerely,
Dorie Graybill Indianapolis, IN
Ball State University/ Tri-Delta Alumni

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Indianapolis, IN • #15302

May God bless all families that were involved in this tradgedy.
As for the VT students my prayers and thoughts are with all of you..

I pray that God will give you the strength and guide you all to make it through this
terrible tragedy. May God be with you all

God Bless,

Jini

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Montgomery, AL • #15303

I was really shock and saddened after hearing this horrible tragedy. I offer my deepest condolences to all the Virginia Tech community for their lost of loves one. May God will always protect us. My thought and prayers was always with you all. I’m the student of University of Tun Abdul Razak in Malaysia.

Azizul Ismail (22)

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Malaysia • #15304

I would like to say sorry and that my deepest prayers I with all of the VT students and faculities also families, weither injured or not this will be on your mind for ever.God bless everyone and at this time family and friends are truely what is needed. Every school because of this has learned that security needs to be better even here in MA

God bless the families of everyone who was murdered, students, and families

I would especially like to say sorry for your loss to the family from Saugus MA

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Massachusetts • #15305

Watching on tv is heart breaking , if only the pain can be taken away. We are praying for all of the victims and their families to keep strong I never was familiar with virgina tech but from reading stories and watching the news I can tell what a strong community you are, keep positive and you will get through… God Bless you are in my thoughts and prayers

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • philly, pa • #15306

STUDENTS,FACILITY,PARENTS,BROTHER,SISTERS

I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY PRAYERS LEAVING YOU WITH THIS MESSAGE.

AS WE JOURNEY FORWARD OUR REMEMBRANCES OF LOVED ONES KEEP THEM ALIVE. MAY THE WARMTH OF YOUR MEMORIES BRING YOU SOME COMFORT.

THINKING OF YOU ALL
THE STALLTER FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Cheyenne, Wyoming • #15307

University of South Florida
Undergrad Business Student
Miles Lamoureux, 20

I just returned from the Va Tech Vigil that was held on my campus today. The turnout was tremendous and maroon & orange ribbons were passed out to wear. I just want to say that all of us here in Tampa are here for everyone affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Tampa, FL • #15308

Dear Heavenly Father,
I lift up all those affected by this horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech. My heart cries out for your comforting arms to wrap around the grieving. God who knows the pain of the afflicted as Jesus was afflicted unjustly too. Draw those who are devastated into your bosom as children who find comfort in the arms of a loving mother. May peace, calm, and stillness overflow from your thrown. May your love and fulfilling power overtake their sorrow and send them the Holy Spirit to meet their needs today by the love of others kindness. Let others around them be blessed with the wisdom of silence, hugs and faithful longsuffering friendship. May the parts of their lives that brought us joy, may their stories be told, of who they were and be celebrated in those who survived them. Amen
God be with you all, may comfort follow you through this trying time, to encourage others later. Lord give them beauty in exchange for their ashes.
Heartbroken For you, in Him T
Jeanette McHaney
P.S. theire is a great comfort song by Third Day called Tunnel(There is a light at the end of this tunnel)

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Santa Barbra County, California • #15309

I can’t put into words how truly saddened I am about this tragedy.  No one should ever have to fear any dangers while trying to pursue an education. Hokies I hope that you can all find the strength to continue your studies at VT.  Take the necessary time to grieve and comfort each other and know that people around the world are sharing in your sorrow and keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.In honour of all of you the board of education in our city of Cambridge has had all of the flags lowered and everytime I pick up my childrenat school and see the flags I shed a few tears.  Be strong.
Jackie, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Cambridge, Ontario, Canada • #15310

Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.  Stay strong.

EH - Penn State ‘04

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was
walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the
sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one
belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When
the last scene of his life flashed before him, he
looked back at the footprints in the sand. He
noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, You said that once I decided to follow you, You’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.” The Lord replied,"My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I Carried You.”

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • US • #15311

My heart and thoughts go out to all the families who have lost their loved ones...their life blood. I could not start to imagine the pain. To those who have survived and who must live with the memories, I pray you have the strength and courage to over come and learn that each moment of everyday of your lives are precious and are worth while. Just remember, the rest of the world is mourning with you, and we present ourselves to you to help share your pain, if it could make the journey easier.

C. Bartlett

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Kingston, Ontario, Canada • #15312

As a VT alumni, I am completely devestated. I live four hours away from Tech, but watching it on television, I felt like I was right there with everyone.  With a lump in my throat, it was so hard to fight back tears. Those 32 innocent people will never be forgotten.

Go Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Reston, Virginia • #15313

For those who are affected by this tragedy, my sympathy goes out to you. I pray God will strengthen and heal you.

For the family of Partahi Lumbantoruan in Indonesia, “Segala perkara dapat kutanggung di dalam Dia yang memberi kekuatan kepadaku” (Filipi 4:13).

Love & Prayers, mel

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • New York, NY • #15314

The words are meaningless stating the condolences, I could not find ANY appropriate word to express how sorrowful I am! any! I am a student and such horrible things could happen not only to all students but also to all people around the world! why? why carrying guns is still legal in the US while the most terrifying things happen at schools and university of the US! The families & friends of victims, we are all here to demonstrate our deep sympathy and convey that we will never forget them; Reema, Emily, Jarrett, Jeremy, Kevin, Liviu,…
live in peace, we all will pray for you
Love you guys

April 18, 2007, 1:27pm • Toronto, Canada__ Sanaz Markazi, Iranian student • #15315

"We are the HOKIES, we will prevail, we will prevail, we will prevail.  We are, VIRGINIA TECH”

My thoughts and prayers to my Hokie family and to all others who have been touched. 

Heather M. Brown, Hokie Alum - ‘90/’94, Sigma Nu Little Sister ‘89

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #15316

To the Hokie Nation:

As the father of one graduate of Virginia Tech (Class of 2005) and one soon-to-be graduate (Class of 2007), I have proudly displayed the Hokie colors and my “VT Dad” window sticker for a number of years. And while I celebrate that my son who was on campus on 4-16-07 is safe, my heart is heavy over the senseless loss of faculty and students at this great institution. The singular acts of a deeply disturbed individual have forever silenced the voices of 32 innocents. But do not let these acts silence those who remain. Unite together with the certainty that Virginia Tech will again be the haven of learning and joy that all of us know and love. May God bless the families and loved ones of the victims in the days ahead. May He show us the way to accept that which has touched us so deeply and heal the wounds we all feel.

LETS GO HOKIES!!!!
Curtis Miller

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Warrenton, VA • #15317

My family and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers for all involved, victims, families, and even to the family of the gunman.  I am sure they must be as devastated as well. 

Today we are Hokies too

We all have our burgundy on today.

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Edmonton, AB, Canada • #15318

I am, and forever will be a Hokie, but I am also a parent. I am sitting here at my computer with tears streaming down my face from the agonizing pain caused by the loss of so many children and so many lost futures.

I love you all and share your indescribable grief.

Robert Krohn
Annapolis, MD

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Annapolis, MD • #15319

I am shocked and saddened by the terrible events that have taken place. My thoughts and prayers are with all students, staff and family and friends during this difficult time. Please stand strong and take comfort in your university family as you heal.

Stephanie Feilzer

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Stockton, CA • #15320

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill
it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
God wanted me now; He set me free

~unknown

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Suffolk, VA • #15321

Make your choice.  You have so many good choices in next presidential election, and I hope, your choice will be “Peace”. And do not forget, I am telling you from refugees experience:  only truly democrats can build democracy and make Peace work.
White, black, women,..  Doesn’t matter if Country or peace is in question.
- “Let America be America again"…

My condolences to You, to fallen American Heros families, and to all Mankind.  It is really planetary tragedy for all of as. Ibrahim Pelesic

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Utica, NY, America • #15322

My daughter’s a senior, & lost a classmate & friend in the insanity that was Monday. As a man of faith, I wondered where the God of the Old Testament was during such a travesty as this. Surely the same God that smite Sodom & flooded the world save Noah could’ve prevented this. But I realized that ours is a loving God, that gave us free will, making all of us capable of such great good, or such great evil. Throughout history evil has risen up, time & again, & the God of the New Testament’s miracle is His inspiration of great people like Liviu Librescu, & others who’s identity we will never know, to rise up, time and again, to meet the evil before all of us. I pray that those taken from us find peace in the arms of that same loving God, & that we that remain find solace in knowing that the Lord holds these innocent people in the palm of His hand, & that this parting is but temporary. I pray that the pain of the loss of those taken from us is someday replaced with the warm memories of these innocent people that were our fathers, sons, daughters, friends, coworkers. Although I have never taken a class at Virginia Tech, I will always be a Hokie because of my daughter, & what we have both had to endure. We ARE Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Woodbridge, Virginia • #15323

There are no words to express the sorrow and the sadness that I feel for all of those who lost their lives on April 16th, 2007. I am from New Jersey, attending a college, and just seeing how strong and united you are all being brings tears to my eyes. As I sit in front of my tv watching all of the news coverage I bawl my eyes out. I can not even imagine what you guys are going through. My thoughts, prayers, condolences, and sympathy are with all of you that suffered a loss on that day, even those who didn’t. Please remain strong with your heads held high, you guys are all heroes. Altho I am not a Hoakie I must say this.. GO Hoakies!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

REST IN PEACE TO ALL OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 4/16/07
Aimee P.
Newton NJ

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Newton NJ • #15324

May you find comfort in these words…

Our lives are but fine weavings that God & we prepare, each life becomes a fabric planned & fashioned in His care. We may not always see just how the weavings intertwine, but we must trust the Master’s hand & follow his design. For He can view the pattern upon the upper side, while we must look from underneath and trust Him to guide.

Sometimes a strand of sorrow is added to His plan, & though its difficult for us, we still must understand that its He who fills the shuttle, its He who knows whats best, so we must weave in patience & leave to Him the rest.

Not till the loom is silent & the shuttle ceases to fly shall God unroll the canvas & explain the reasons why. The dark threads are as needed in the Weaver’s skillful hand as the strands of gold & silver in the pattern He has planned.

May God bless and heal you all.  Jone

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • St. Michael, Minnesota • #15325

My deepest and most sincere sympathy to the VT family and friends.  May you find some solace through the love of people world wide.

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Yuma, AZ • #15326

To:  Virginia Tech “Hokies” and the Families of those Lost

For words can not explain the sorrow, sadness, and pain you are feeling right know.  I pray that you can find it in your hearts to go on, and accept the things that you can not change.  From Southern California to Virginia Tech my family and friends wish you all the strength to go on and persevere in the names of those lost.

To the families whom lost loved ones, our deepest sympathy goes out to you.  No words will ever bring your son, daughter, brother, or sister back however, carry on, as that is what they would want you do.  Remain strong and diligent and know watching over you just as our guardian angels do.

Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you.

Sincerly,
The Morgan & Salazar Family

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Glendora, CA / USA • #15327

Our thoughts and prayers are with the famlies who lost a child and those who are in hosptal. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the hole student body who must be in great pain.

April 18, 2007,

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Crediton, Ontario, Canada • #15328

LET US SING

Raise your head,
Cry not for me.

Smile as you remember
the faces no longer seen.

Honor their lives,
hold them on high.

This was not your fault,
Please no longer cry.

Strong together we are,
bring us closer it does.

From this let us share
with the world our love.

-JCR

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Planet Earth • #15329

Please accept our condolences for all in this horrible tragedy. I have a child getting ready to go to college and worry about her! You will always be in our prayers and thoughts as you try to get through this devastating event.
The Peterson Family Jacksonville, FL

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Jacksonville, Florida • #15330

It is hard to express in words the sorrow and pain that we feel for the families of the victims, the students and staff of VT, the family of the gunman, and the country as a whole.  I find myself, many times each day, since this inconceivable tragedy occured, praying.  Praying for the lost, the survivors, everyone. Please know that the entire country, and much of the world, have heavy hearts for everyone affected.  May the love of God help you through this horrible tragedy.  God Bless!!!!

The Hartman’s

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Deforest, WI • #15331

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.  KEEP YOUR HEADS UP HIGH

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • LUBBOCK TX • #15332

My thoughts and prayers go out to the VT community. God Bless.

Amy Wilkinson

April 18, 2007, 1:28pm • Bel Air, MD • #15333

One word is too much, a thousand not enough.
Out thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Richmond, North Yorkshire, England • #15334

I am a mother of 2 daughters and one of my daughters was at college campus this year, I cannot imagine what the parents and family members of the lost victims were feeling that day.
The Anquish had to be horrible.  The feeling of hopelessness until they talked with their child if they survived, the heartbreak to find their child had not and had been taken from them by this troubled person.  I am praying for all that are personnally touched by this horrific incident.
I pray for their endurance thru this, I know what is like to lose someone and in this way it is devastating.  I pray that God will touch them with his tender hand and comfort them.
I am so sorry for this tragedy.  I feel the entire World has been touched by this.
IN GOD MAY WE TRUST
Beth Dodson
Martinsville Va.

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Martinsville, Virginia • #15335

As the mom of a VT Engineering Sr. I would like to send my Deepest Condolences to all of you.  Parents, Students, Facility and Staff.  My Heart, Love and Sympathy goes out to each of you.  God will help you through this he is always by our side.

The Smith Family

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Roanoke, VA • #15336

Words are hard to find when one wants to describe such a violent act. I would like to offer my deepest and most sincere condolences to everyone that is affected by this, and that is all of us (the world).

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Orange, Ca • #15337

It still seems unreal that this could have happened..it is so heartbreaking.  My prayer is that God will provide comfort for those affected by this tragedy.  To those of you who lost people that you loved..I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless..

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Bristol, VA USA • #15338

I would just like to let the families of those who had children lost or injured know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.  I know that this is a diffcult time for you all.  Know that people all over feel your lose.

Susan B,

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Folsom, Pa • #15339

My heart truly bleeds for each of those affected by this tragedy.  We all mourn with you not only for the innocent lives taken but also for the childish innocence that was taken from all of us.  May the peace of God be with you all.

Cathy Peters

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Aurora, CO, USA • #15340

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who where affected in any way by the tradegy on April 16. May God strenghten your faith and give you the courage to move on. God is with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Sandra Patricia Rodriguez Brownsville, TX USA • #15341

The world has drastically changed in past couple of years.  These kind of massacres are starting to become part of lives here and elsewhere around the world.  I pray for those who lost their lives hoping their souls will rest in peace and for those who need Love, guidance and utmost attention from their parents or family members so they don’t end up becoming the next KILLER....

Rhea Singh

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Indianapolis, IN • #15342

Our deepest condolences

It is very difficult to find the right words to express our symphaty to all the families that lost their loved ones at Virginia Tech.  Just wanted you all to know you are in our thoughts and that we are praying for you and your families.  May you find peace in the memories you cherish,

God Bless you

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Tucson, AZ 85705 • #15343

Ich bin zutiefst erschüttert über diesen Schrecklichen Vorfall! Ich finde einfach keine Worte, würde mir so gerne wünschen, einen Teil der Last von allen Leidenden nehmen zu können, aber ich kann es nicht. Niemand kann es. Es ist geschehen und die Zeit lässt sich einfach nicht zurückdrehen, es ist so traurig. Ich frage mich immerzu nach dem “Warum?”, doch kann ich keine Antwort dafür finden. Ich werde es ni verstehen.

Möge Gott euch helfen, die Schmerzen zu ertragen, ich denke an euch!

Viola

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Germany • #15344

sorry of what happened at Virginia Tech. i was really affected of what happened.
I can’t still believe this was truth.

give you my condolence

elizabeth

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • new york • #15345

We are sad by the sorrowful chain of events that have occurred. My love for VA Tech has come by marriage to a VT Alumni. The spirit of VT has been implanted in our 4 children through the years.  My husbands life & friendships formed at Tech helped him grow into the wonderful person he is. People have reached out sending their condolences because of this Hokie Spirit that excuberates from us. Our children aren’t in college, yet we have cried for those who could be ours, the Professors who could be our spouse or sibling.  The grief is overwhelming. The spirit & love of VA Tech is showing through the strengh of the Hokie community & beyond.  The lives lost will not be forgotten.  The lives remaining who walk across the Drill Field will only walk stronger, more determined, and proud.  The Hokies will touch more lives because of this terrible tragedy.  Yet-the Hokies will continue to be noticed because they GO! they FIGHT! they WIN! at LIFE. Their spirit is strong & evil will not destroy what has made this school what it is; TEAM SPIRIT, COMMUNITY, LEADERSHIP, SEEING THE FUTURE, and now FORGIVENESS

There is one set of footprints in the sand right now because God is carrying us through this.
God Bless Each of You

The Barnes Family

April 18, 2007, 1:29pm • Wilmington, NC • #15346